LibriVox recording of The Coral Island, by R. M. Ballantyne, read by Tom Weiss.
Ralph Rover is a traveler at heart, and has always dreamed of shipping out to the South Sea islands. He finally convinces his aging parents to let him go and find his way in the world. But the islands that Ralph finds are not as idyllic as his dreams. Shipwrecked on a large, uninhabited island, Ralph and his fellow survivors, Jim and Peterkin, discover a world of hostile natives and villainous pirates. Danger, high adventure, and wonders of the sea greet them at every turn. When all seems lost, they find help from an unexpected source. (Summary by Tom Weiss)
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March 26, 2010 Subject:
Pretty good book
Three youngsters are stranded on a deserted island and they find adventure and religion on the high seas. Odd combination, and the book is a bit preachy at times.
About 3/4 of the way through I felt like I had heard enough of the book and I was going to switch to a new one, I kept listening and it picked up. So, there is a bit of a lag in the middle that might leave you feeling a bit blah about the book, but overall its pretty good.
The reader was excellent, and the quality of the recording was excellent.
November 13, 2009 Subject: